5197.0 Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to present four exemplars related to emergency preparedness: infection control among hospital-based healthcare workers; burn related disasters; disaster response; and flu pandemics. The session will have relevance for public health nurses, in research, practice, and education.
Session Objectives: 1.Describe a process used to develop core competencies and associated terminal objectives regarding infection prevention and control for hospital-based healthcare workers. 2.The learner will describe how the Burn Asset Resource Tracking System can be utilized during a burn related disaster. 3.Describe the challenges presented in collaboration with multiple key players in disaster preparedness planning. 4.To apply systems-focused public health nursing practice to community pandemic flu prevention.

2:50 PM
Burn casualty preparedness: A program evaluation of the Burn Asset Resource Tracking System
Sophia Hsu, RN, MPH, MSN, Roberta Lavin, APRN, BC, MSN, Cheryl Ann Borden, MSN, RN, CCNS and Stephanie Bardack, RN, BSN, MBA
3:30 PM
Systems-focused population-based Public Health Nursing practice: Addressing pandemic flu
Derryl Block, PhD, MPH, RN, Sharon Cross, RN, MSPH, Sue Strohschein, MS, BSN, APRN- B, Linda Olson-Keller, MS, RN, LaVohn Josten, PhD, RN and Dawn Reckinger, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Health Administration

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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